Hunts Point Landing

Address: 
Bronx, NY
United States
Project Size: 
1.5 acres
Project type: 
Open space - Park
Site Context: 
Urban
Former Land Use: 
Brownfield
Terrestrial Biome: 
Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Budget: 
$6.8 million
Project overview: 

Hunts Point Landing is a significant component of the South Bronx Greenway Master Plan because it will provide public access to the waterfront and links to other bicycle and pedestrian improvements currently in progress. A key project goal is to integrate public recreation with sustainable design practices. The site’s shape (825 feet long by 100 feet wide) derives from its former use as a street and was used to organize program activities that transition from more active and intensively used in the upland sector to more passive and water-based toward the restored shoreline.

Located at the confluence of the Bronx and East Rivers, the 1.5 acre site offers panoramic views; the circulation and topography within the site have been calibrated to ensure that a visitor sees the water and is led to the shoreline upon entering the park. Water-based activities include a fishing pier, kayak and canoe launch as well as a restored shoreline that will become an educational demonstration of the interaction of fresh and tidal waters. The innovative shoreline design has been recognized by NOAA who provided grant money towards construction costs.

photo by: Matthews Nielsen Landscape Architects, P.C.

Project Team
  • Matthew Nielsen Landscape Architects: Signe Nielsen, RLA, FASLA, Principal; Molly Bourne, RLA, ASLA, Senior Associate; Terrie Brightman, RLA, ASLA, Landscape Architect
  • Dewberry – Civil/Strucutral Engineering: John Miller, PE, PP, Senior Project Manager
  • Halcrow – Waterfront Engineering: Domenica Stasiak, PE, Structural Engineer; Kenneth Lew, Marine Engineer
  • HDR – Environmental Science and Engineering: John Roebig, PhD, RLA, Senior Professional Associate
  • Urban Engineers of New York: Oscar Bustos, PE, Resident Engineer
  • Galvin Brothers, Inc. – General Contractor: Brian Giordano, Superintendant; Jesse Herron, EIT, Project manager
  • Russell Design – Signage and Graphics: Anthony Russell, President and Creative Director; Tricia Solsaa, Director of Environmental Graphics